July 25, 2008

Doctor, dean, president

Agerico B. M. Sison, M.D. graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1921. He became that school's fifth dean in 1951. He is also the founder and first president of The Medical City, which opened its doors to the public in 1967 as the ABM Sison Hospital. The Medical City is now one of the best hospitals in the Philippines. This bust of Dr. Sison is located in the garden oasis of The Medical City.

Agerico B. M. Sison, M.D.


Ken Mac said...

what a peaceful visage..

Jill said...

The oasis is indeed a beautiful place. And accompanied by a Starbucks and a Pancake House!!

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A garden oasis in a hospital that contains a Pancake House and and Starbucks? I guess that helps heal the spirit, but you would not regard either as healthy, hospital food.

We do not have any bronze statues or Starbucks in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We have plenty of places that serve fresh, local Costa Rican coffee, so Starbucks coming to town would be what our British friends would call carrying coal to Newcastle.

Louis la Vache said...

Very interesting, Hilda!

Hilda said...

The Starbucks and Pancake House are for the patients' relatives and friends. Here in the Philippines, when you get hospitalized, everyone you know will know and will visit. Also, it's actually expected that you'll have someone with you in your room to take care of you and keep you company. All hospital rooms — even wards — have a cot, aside from the patient's bed.

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